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Ocean Film Festival - 2020 Film Programme


From majestic polar bears in Hudson Bay, Canada, to a 3,800-mile rowing epic across the North Atlantic Ocean, expect captivating cinematography from both above and below the surface.

Available to watch for 3 days from date of purchase.


  • The 2020 Ocean Film Festival Films are available to watch for 3 days from the date of purchase.

  • Only available to watch in the UK & Ireland.

  • Single viewing passes £10 | Multiple passes - use code EPIC-TEN at checkout & save 10%.

  • ​Includes access to bonus content and interactive virtual foyer.

  • Buying a Gift? Purchase a gift card (or a printed voucher) AVAILABLE HERE. The recipient can choose any Ocean (or Banff or Top Dog) Film Festival programme from the Virtual Live Events or Encore Channel when redeeming. 

  • Note the Ocean Film Festival Films were shown in early 2021 as part of the virtual Winter 2020/21 series.



Ocean Film Festival - Ocean Valour


19 minutes

Lifelong friends Tom Rainey and Lawrence Walters set out from Manhatten, New York, to row 4,000 miles across the North Atlantic to Salcombe in Devon. Battling 80ft waves, brutal sleep deprivation, jellyfish, sharks and some unpleasant fungus, the young Brits spend a gruelling 93 days at sea, breaking two world records and raising over £130,000 for the Brain Tumour Charity in memory of Tom’s dad. 

Ocean Film Festival - Camel Finds Water


9 minutes

Sometimes the biggest dreams have the humblest origins. When surfer Trevor Gordon discovers the remains of a tiny dilapidated boat in a landlocked field, he dreams of restoring her to her original glory and sailing her to find remote waves in British Columbia. But after 1,000 hours of work, will Camel be up to the challenge? 

Ocean Film Festival -Tidal


27 minutes

While recovering from a horrific BASE-jumping accident, Lisa Beasley rediscovers her childhood love of diving and the ocean, using Cape Town’s tidal pools to heal both mentally and physically. But when these unique spaces become under threat, Lisa embarks on a journey to protect the marine life that is flourishing there.

Ocean Film Festival - A Corner of the Earth


25 minutes

Struggling with the harsh realities of competitive surfing, pro surfer Fraser Dovell goes in search of wild waves in the breathtakingly beautiful and treacherously remote Arctic. With extreme elements, the magnificent northern lights and plenty of close calls, this is a stunning cinematic celebration of a brutal northern winter, and Fraser reaches a new appreciation of what it means to be a surfer.

Ocean Film Festival - Bare Existence


19 minutes

Polar Bears International (PBI) is a team of scientists dedicated to protecting polar bears and their habitat. In Bare Existence, a documentary film crew spends seven days with the PBI team as they research and live alongside these magnificent yet endangered creatures, known as the Kings of the Arctic, in the remote Canadian province of Manitoba.

Ocean Film Festival - Street Surfer


9 minutes

Not all surfers have access to the sea. In landlocked Johannesburg, Thabo Mouti and Mokete Mokete swoop the streets to collect plastic and paper for recycling. Big wave surfer and ocean activist Frank Solomon joins them to find about more about their gruelling and dangerous work, in a tale of new friendships, shared experiences and common interests between people who are worlds apart.

Please note that some of the films may contain a small amount of coarse language.

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